The Permaculture Podcast

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Your resource for a variety of topics on Permaculture.

In this episode co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the intersection between permaculture, regenerative business, and the paradigm of capitalism by speaking with Alex McIntosh and Mario Garcia of Thrive Natural Care. Together they talk about how a company with a strong ethos can influence their competitors in the marketplace, while still caring for their […]


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My guest today is Victoria Redhed Miller, who joins me for the second part of our conversation on Craft Distilling, this time to talk about the art of the process which turns fermented sugars, whether from grains, fruit, molasses, or honey, into tasty, ta
My guest today is Sara Bir, chef, writer, and author of The Fruit Forager’s Companion, from Chelsea Green Publishing. Using her book and those experiences as a place to start, we explore her interest in wild fruit and foods, including first falling in lov
My guest today is Leslie Crawford, author of Spring the Rescue Pig, a children’s book about the journey of a pig on his trip from industrial agriculture to a sanctuary, and Rory, the child who helps him along the way. Using that book and story as a starti
Today's guest, in an interview recorded by co-host David Bilbrey, is the microbiologist and soil researcher Dr. Elaine Ingham. During this conversation, David and Elaine explore the microbiology of the soil, the impact of this life on the health of
In this short interview, David Bilbrey sits down for an in-person interview with Kevin Jones, recorded at the ReGen18 conference in May 2018. During their time together they discuss what we can consider when we hear the phrase regenerative business; what
My guests today are five members of the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective, a Canadian women-owned and operated group of builders who focus on materials and techniques like cob, earthen plaster, earthen floors, and livings roofs, and authors, together,
In this short interview David Bilbrey, co-host of The Permaculture Podcast and founder of, sits down for an in-person interview with Joel Solomon, recorded at the ReGen18 conference in May 2018. Joel is the author of The Clean Money Revolut
My guest is Victoria Redhed Miller author of Pure Poultry and her latest From No-Knead to Sourdough. These books pull on her experiences as an off-the-grid homesteader in the Pacific Northwest and are available from New Society Publishers. Our conversatio
In this short interview David Bilbrey, co-host of The Permaculture Podcast and founder of sits down for an in-person interview with Stuart Cowan, recorded at the ReGen18 conference in May 2018. Stuart holds a Ph.D. in Complex Systems, a for
My guest today is Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager, who joins me to begin an ongoing series of conversations to talk about what we can do reduce waste, change our consumptions patterns, and decrease our ecological footprint. To get this series started we
In this episode Co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the edge between permaculture, business, and social change by sitting down with Dr. Otto Scharmer. Together they talk about Dr. Scharmer’s work on Presencing and Theory U, the development of effec
My guest for today is Rhonda Baird, editor of Permaculture Design Magazine, and designer and educator at Sheltering Hills Design, LLC. We talk about the social side of permaculture and what we can do, as individuals and a community, to create boundaries t
My guest today is Oliver Goshey, founder of the regenerative design and natural building company Abundant Edge, and host of the Abundant Edge podcast. During this interview we talk about natural building and designing for disasters, including the nature o
My guest today is Amy Stross, blogger at and author of The Suburban-Microfarm. I wanted Amy to join me for an interview to hear her perspective on creating integrated spaces where people are and will continue to live for the foreseeable
Visit Our Episode Sponsor: Harvesting Rainwater The guest today is Philip Ackerman-Leist a professor at Green Mountain College and author of A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement,
Co-host David Bilbrey returns to speak with Julie Mettenburg of Tallgrass Network, a hub of the Savory Institute that serves 25 million acres across Kansas and Missouri once dominated by the tallgrass prairie. Julie and the other families in the network p
My guests today are Jill Lorenzini and Brad Lancaster of Desert Harvesters, here to discuss the new bioregional cookbook Eat Mesquite and More! We use that as a frame to talk about how to learn more about our natural world, to invite ourselves into wild s
Karen Lanier shares what she learned while writing The Woman Hobby Farmer, a book that helps us look inside of ourselves and to decide whether we are ready to farm and to ask the question, “Why do I want to farm?” That core question arises from Karen’s li
Avery Ellis, of Colorado Greywater, joins me to talk, in a conversation recorded live at a local coffee shop, about aquaponics, water harvesting, and his entry into the world of community politics when he joined the stakeholder process that changed the la